On Saturday, The President came to the podium to speak of the events in Charlottesville, VA. The President lacked in calling it American grown terrorism, calling out hate groups, and being a little bit watered down in his statement.
America stated emphatically that they were expecting more, and have stated so in actions, on television, cable, Internet news sites as well as newspaper and social sites like Twitter and Facebook. Many from all sides of the aisle, from Trump supporters, to non-Trump supporting Republicans to Democrats, the Centralist, Federalist, Independent, and New Conservative movement parties have been loud in their displeasure of the inaction of Donald to come out boldly, swiftly and with direct verbiage to state that groups like KKK, Neo-Nazis, White-Supremacist, BLM, and Antifa are homegrown terrorist organizations, and America has no place for them.
Donald Trump did himself no true justice by his pre-written statements on Monday, but they were stronger words, while many who are more familiar with the White-Supremacist state he kept making the hand gesture to show support for their cause. A Third presser is the one that caused the most angst, and that is where Donald went “rogue” as described by some in his administration when he held an unscheduled news event and stated that the violence was from everywhere and that the white supremacy groups have some good people in their ranks.
South Carolina’s Senators were not having any of this.
Sen. Lindsey Graham a Republican and definitely has a record of being outspoken when he feels passionate about an issue, warned President Trump on Wednesday that his remarks about the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., is dividing the country. “Mr. President, I encourage you to try to bring us together as a nation to this horrific event in Charlottesville. Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them,” Graham stated. While the younger of the Senators, Tim Scott was more than just disappointed in the words. Scott, the only African-American Republican in the Senate, said Trump’s latest remarks were “clear and specific.” “However, they would have been more impactful on Saturday,” the Younger Senator from South Carolina and Republican said Monday.
“I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency,” Graham said. “Many Republicans … will fight back against the idea that the Party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world.” While “Domestic terror in #Charlottesville must be condemned by every.single.one.of.us. Otherwise, hate is simply emboldened,” Scott tweeted on Sunday.
“We must be clear,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday after Trump’s remarks. “White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.” And others like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Twitter, “Mr. President, you can’t allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of the blame.” Added Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.): “This is simple: we must condemn and marginalize white supremacist groups, not encourage and embolden them.” This was an aisle crossing rebuke to the President for not rebuking the violent and terrorist actions of White Supremacist groups in VA.
In a statement, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that by not taking sides, Trump had clearly shown what side he’s on. “When David Duke and white supremacists cheer your remarks, you’re doing it very, very wrong,” Schumer said. “Great and good American presidents seek to unite, not divide. Donald Trump’s remarks clearly show he is not one of them.” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said on Twitter that Trump is “not my president.” “As a Jew, as an American, as a human,” he wrote, “words cannot express my disgust and disappointment.”
My View. This is my take on the events and I invite you to write back with your thoughts concerning the events, and how it has affected you, your loved ones, neighbors and co-workers.
America has been the Beacon of hope, prosperity, love, kindness, gentleness, and the hand-up to millions for over two centuries. America has been attacked, and we all remember that early September morn when our towers were terrorized and destroyed. We remember the words of a greater generation of Presidents. George Bush stood upon the heap of rubble and stated he could hear the citizens of New York, and soon the world will hear them. this was an amazing moment in American history. Donald Trump, our 45th President had that opportunity to do similar. He could have landed in a safe zone outside of VA, and stood with law enforcement and the citizens. He could have stated that he grieves with VA today, and all of America grieves for their pain. He could have then stated without equivocation that America hears VA, and the homegrown terrorist will soon hear VA and the law. He could have stated that supremacy in any form is unacceptable in America, as well as terrorism and that he will bring the full force of the American Intel upon those who perpetrated this cowardly act.
But the President did not do that, has not done that, and will not do that. This is why today we see America crying. We see aisle crossing, neighbors holding neighbors in love, families saying a good night prayer, and a definitive roar to bring sanity back to America. The citizens are done with them working hard to get ahead to see hatred, bigotry, and insanity occurring consistently without cause or rebuke. America for over 48 hours has called for the impeachment of this President, and in my heart, I see no reason to argue a case for the President. Our 45th President disappointed himself, his family, his staff, and cabinet, and most importantly America. We cannot turn back the clocks, we can only move forward, and that means we stop using monuments and excuses for what is just rotten, and as God has told us Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
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